A four-year partnership with Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) will see APR.Intern place up to 100 PhD interns with Defence. From late 2017, some of Australia’s brightest PhDs will undertake 3-5 month projects to build essential industry research skills at the frontline of national security innovation. With a focus on gender equity, the internships are open to all eligible STEM PhD students with support from the Department of Education and Training through the Supporting more women in STEM careers: APR.Intern—National Research Internship Program.

“APR.Intern’s national internship program is a great opportunity to harness the potential of graduates with STEM qualifications. We at DST are very excited by this initiative and have stepped up to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, DST.

About DST

DST is the Australian government’s lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, DST delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security. DST’s vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology – indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s national security.

ELIGIBILITY

Students: Must be an Australian citizen and able to secure a baseline clearance.

DST Group Employees: Guidelines are currently in development. Please contact APR.Intern or DST for further details.

BENEFITS

  • IP stays with the business
  • Student’s payroll, insurance and public liability covered by the University
  • No employment requirements
  • Bring new talent & skills to the business
  • Short, tailored 3-5 month projects for quick implementation of results
  • Access to an academic mentor with specialist knowledge
  • Matching all sectors with all disciplines

PROGRAM COSTS

Defence Science Technology Group (DST)

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20K

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $20K

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $10K

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $10K

HOW IT WORKS

THE MATCH

  • Define the project with the APR.Intern team
  • Identify & match PhD student / mentor teams
  • Interview & select the PhD candidate

THE PROPOSAL

  • Develop project plan with PhD intern & mentor
  • Finalise objectives, milestones & project details
  • Sign standard contract

THE PROJECT

  • Agreed project to keep internship on track
  • Regular check-ins with all parties
  • Final presentation of results & written report

*THE FINE PRINT

  • 50% rebate will only be granted to industry partners once all agreed milestones and reporting outlined in the project contract are completed and approved by APR.Intern.
  • PhD student must have full-time or part-time enrolment status at an Australian university.
  • The total number of rebates offered are limited, and subject to targets in relation to domestic participation and gender equality. Rebates will be offered at the discretion of APR.Intern.
  • DST requirements will be applicable and are currently in development.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Rachel Geddes
Business Development Manager, APR.Intern

 0433 488 213
r.geddes@aprintern.org.au

General Enquiries
APR.Intern

 03 8344 1785
contact@aprintern.org.au